From the Publisher
It''s springtime in Vermont, and strange happenings are afoot in
the little town of Hamlet. The students at Joshua Fawcett
Elementary School are busily planning their practical jokes for
April Fool''s Day, but their pranks fall flat when it is discovered
that their beloved teacher, Miss Earth, has gone missing.
Has the mysterious creature that''s lurking about town and stalking
local farm animals made a meal of Miss Earth? Or is Mayor Grass,
her esteemed fiancé, responsible? Miss Earth''s students know that
the clock is ticking and they must find the answer-and their
teacher-before it is too late.
True to form, Gregory Maguire has added an uproarious installment
to the Hamlet Chronicles, a tale packed with high humor and
suspense that also touches on more serious themes of adolescence
and family relationships.